Expert Decodes Why Good Carbs Do Not Spike Blood Sugar Levels : Practo, India’s leading digital healthcare company’s latest survey reveals that 70% of people with diabetes (diabetic and pre-diabetic patients) want to make changes in lifestyle and diet for a better quality of life. The survey was conducted to understand patients’ attitudes and preferences in managing diabetes and the current scenario of diabetes management in India. The data collected from close to 200 diabetic and pre-diabetic patients showed that nearly 40% of them do not regularly consult their doctors for diabetes. And an interesting fact is that the people who did consult doctors were men more than women.
If you are diabetic, carbohydrates may be your enemy but, not if you pick out the correct ones. So, which ones are the best for you? Always choose unprocessed carbohydrates that are rich in fibre, low in sugar, low in glycemic index and saturated fats. Carbohydrates that are rich in nutrients are good to go but carbohydrates which are processed and very low in nutrients and high in sugar, are a no no for you. Here is a list of good carbs for you:
- Sweet potatoes
- Whole-grain pasta
If you notice what all of the above foods have in common, they have lots of fibre, natural sugar, less fructose, starchy vegetables, less carbs and packed with other nutrients. If you are a diabetes patient, you do not have to worry about giving up carbs, just pick the right ones. But, keep in mind to keep artificial sugar, refined and processed carbs off the table.
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